Area Information for Cambridge, CB1 5BQ

This postcode in Cambridge is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Fen Ditton & Fulbourn ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of South East Cambridgeshire. This page combines information for the address Cambridge, CB1 5BQ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CB1 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in September 2006. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority South Cambridgeshire
Ward Fen Ditton & Fulbourn
Constituency South East Cambridgeshire
Region Eastern
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Cambridge, CB1 5BQ is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 68
Semi-Detached 16
Terraced 23
Flat (Purpose-Built) 36
Flat (Converted) 3
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Caravan/Park/Temporary 10
Total 157
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Cambridge contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 36% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 55
Owned with Mortgage 33
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 54
Rent Free 1
Total 149

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 41
Two People 51
Three People 25
Four People 28
Five People 2
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 149

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 47
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 39
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 13
Total 119

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in South East Cambridgeshire constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Male 205
Female 188
Total 393

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 20
5-7 8
8-9 7
10-14 11
15 5
16-17 11
18-19 10
20-24 39
25-29 37
30-44 85
45-59 70
60-64 24
65-74 36
75-84 21
85-89 6
90+ 3
Total 393

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CB1 5BQ does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 124
Married 172
Divorced 24
Separated 4
Widowed 18
Same Sex 0
Total 342

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 164
Good 147
Fair 58
Bad 12
Very Bad 12
Total 393

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 129
Apprenticeship 12
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 40
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 39
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 33
No GCSEs or Equivalent 69
Other 20
Total 342

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 73% white.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 287
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 36
Pakistani 5
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 38
Other Asian 13
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 4
Total 393

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Cambridge), 65% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 255
Wales 2
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 30
Other 99
Total 393

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to CB1 5BQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 243
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 27
African Countries 9
Middle East or Asia 56
North America or Caribbean 9
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 54

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 218
No Religion 107
Buddhist 13
Hindu 12
Jewish 1
Muslim 9
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 31
Total 393

Economic Activity Embed This

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 143
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 33
Self Employed 23
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 25
Retired 40
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 23
Other 9
Total 312

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 17
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 27
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 16
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 34
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 22
HealthInc. Social Work 36
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 16
Total 210

Cambridge, CB1 5BQ is within the Sawston policing team policing neighbourhood, under the Cambridgeshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near CB1 5BQ
Neighbourhood Team Address Sawston policing team
4 Cambridge Road
CB22 3DG
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Below are the details of the closest services to CB1 5BQ. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for CB1 5BQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 12 closest railway stations to Cambridge, CB1 5BQ. The nearest railway station is Cambridge, approximately 2.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Cambridge 2.4 miles
Shelford (Cambs) 3.2 miles
Cambridge North 3.3 miles
Waterbeach 5.5 miles
Whittlesford Parkway 5.6 miles
Foxton 7.2 miles
Dullingham 7.5 miles
Shepreth 8.3 miles
Great Chesterford 8.5 miles
Newmarket 9.9 miles
Meldreth 11 miles
Audley End 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Cambridge, CB1 5BQ. The nearest is Bewick Bridge Community Primary School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Bewick Bridge Community Primary School 0.6 miles
Colville Primary School 0.7 miles
Cherry Hinton Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School 0.8 miles
The Spinney Primary School 1.1 miles
Queen Emma Primary School 1.2 miles
Fulbourn Primary School 1.2 miles
Queen Edith Primary School 1.6 miles
Teversham CofE VA Primary School 1.6 miles
Ridgefield Primary School 1.8 miles
Morley Memorial Primary School 2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Cambridge, CB1 5BQ. The nearest is The Netherhall School, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Netherhall School 1.2 miles
St Bede's Inter-Church School 1.3 miles
Coleridge Community College 1.8 miles
Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology 2.2 miles
Trumpington Community College 3 miles  
Parkside Community College 3.1 miles
Chesterton Community College 3.8 miles
North Cambridge Academy 3.9 miles
Bottisham Village College 4 miles
Sawston Village College 4.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Cambridge, CB1 5BQ. The nearest is Cherry Hinton & Brookfields Medical Practice, approximately 0.7 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Cambridge, CB1 5BQ. The nearest is The Gables, approximately 1.6 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Cambridge, CB1 5BQ. The nearest is Fulbourn Hospital, approximately 320 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Cambridge, CB1 5BQ. The nearest is D H Thomas & Associates, approximately 2.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
D H Thomas & Associates 2.4 miles
Taank Optometrists 2.6 miles
Anglia Ruskin University 2.8 miles
Eyelink 2.8 miles
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 3 miles
D W Murphy Optician 3 miles
Specsavers Opticians 3.1 miles
Clamp Optometrists 3.3 miles
Specsavers Opticians 3.3 miles
Vision Express 3.3 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.